Definition for FIT

FIT, a. [Flemish, vitten; G. pass, fit, and a pace; passen, to be fit, suitable, right. This is from the root of Eng. pass; D. pas, time, season; van pas, fitting, fit, convenient; Eng. pat; Dan. passer, to be fit. In L. competo, whence compatible, signifies properly to meet or to fall on, hence to suit or be fit, from peto. This is probably the same word. The primary sense is to come to, to fall on, hence to meet, to extend to, to be close, to suit. To come or fell, is the primary sense of time or season, as in the Dutch. See Class Bd, No. 45, 64, and Class Bz, No. 52, 53, 70.]

  1. Suitable; convenient; meet; becoming. Is it fit to say to a king, thou art wicked? Job xxxiv. Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Col. iii.
  2. Qualified; as, men of valor fit for war. No man having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God. Luke ix.

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